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Maribel Andrade y Paola Sciaraffia | Female Salsa Duo

Maribel Andrade came to the United States from Lima, Peru, in 1995. She has a 24-year-old son who graduated from Miami University. She currently works for Catholic Charities / Program for Children and Families.  

From an early age she loved music and singing; it was her father who inspired her to sing. At the age of 19 she began to sing as a soloist and later participated in different musical groups in Peru. To this day, she continues to enjoy what she likes to do most with her friends and musical colleagues from Orquesta Kandela and Sentimiento Criollo. 

Paola Sciaraffia is a bilingual singer who moved to the US from Chile in 1994 to attend graduate school and obtain a Master of Arts in education. She habeen teaching for the last 26 years. She currently teaches ESL to middle schoolers in the Boone County school system. 

She participated in and sponsored a variety of outreach programs for minority groups that have recently moved to the US; all of these are targeted to academics and learning how to live life in America. In her spare time, she enjoys singing every summer in Cincinnati in the event Salsa on the Square. She also travels around the tristate area singing in local restaurants and at cultural events. 

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